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    Can anyone help?

    Hi guys

    Iím scared about something thatís happening and wanted some help if possible

    Iím 48 my period started last Friday I am normally very regular give or take the odd day and usually bleed between 5 and 7 days

    Today is day 6 and while it did slow down and almost stop the bleeding has started again and I have all the feelings of it being day one of my period like belly ache lower back pain only thing that isnít too bad is tender breasts

    I have bad HA and Iím scared something is wrong or maybe itís my age anyone ever had this?

    I have had a bit of an anxious week but I have had a lot worse times than this and it has never affected my periods

    Iím really scared guys 😫

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    Re: Can anyone help?

    Perhaps it's peri-menopause or menopause? Pretty easy to determine with a doctor visit.

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    Re: Can anyone help?

    At your age periods can be all over the place. They should last up to 7 days, so if it goes on for much longer and you are concerned then thereís no harm in seeking advice from a gp.

    Mine are often all over the place and Iím a couple years older than you.


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    Re: Can anyone help?

    Hi guys

    Thanks for replies

    This is still happening this is day 8 now my period started last Friday so a week yday

    Itís only when I wipe and itís bright red thereís nothing on the pad it is sending me spiralling out of control I sometimes feel like I canít cope

    I keep being told it could be stress itís been a very stressful week but Iíve had worse times than this and it hasnít happened

    I am going to have to tell my doctor which could mean I will have to have tests Iím so scared

    The only 2 things that really really scare me is down below stuff and my heart 😞

    Thanks guys

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    Re: Can anyone help?

    Oh goodness at 48 years old my periods were stop start, spot, heavy, long, light, 12 day bleeding, 4 days bleeding, 1 day bleeding, 28 days bleeding, 21 day cycles, 40 day cycles......you get the picture.....any manner of bleeding, any pattern, anything possible, throw all the cards up in the air and every month different. Hormones, age.....

    It used to freak me very very badly as those changes started happening, but get used to it, your body is going to start throwing curved balls at you and all previous rules are null and void. There are 3 stages of perimenopause, and with menopause average (the complete 12 month cessation of periods) being at 50/51 years old, then you are well and truly in the right age group. I've done a lot of peri/meno reading and a high proportion of women leading up to the 'change' have a few periods a year that are longer than 8 days, and often MUCH longer. Your hormones are subtly shifting and the delicate balance is changing, stress can have a much bigger effect than it used to years ago, as if you are low on progesterone as part of the 'changes' then your body makes adrenaline instead of progesterone.....then bingo.....longer period.

    Have a chat with your GP, I did at your age, and based on my symptoms and period diaries it was deemed perimenopause.
    Last edited by Carys; 06-03-21 at 12:36.

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    Re: Can anyone help?

    Thanks Carys

    My stupid head immediately goes to some kind of cancer 😞

    I really hate this I really hate living this way

    I had my first meeting with the ďintergrated care teamĒ last week I had 2 mental health nurses come to my home in full ppe and talk to me about all this

    They were here a good 2 hours and are coming back on 17th March I really hope this will help me start to live a life again instead of living in fear

    Thatís if this bleeding doesnít already mean Iím doomed

    I literally keep praying and promising not to moan or whinge about anything as long as I am ok this time 😫

    What a saddo eh?

    Thank you guys xxx

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    Re: Can anyone help?

    Ditto to what Carys said. I'm 50 and my cycles have been crazy for the past 2 years. Long and short cycles. Super heavy or light, 2 days or 10. Stop/start. Constant breast pain. It's very frustrating. You are not alone. x

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